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Editorial: Priority needs to be given to athletes’ mental health

Editorial: Priority needs to be given to athletes’ mental health

By The Ithacan, The Ithacan December 7, 2022
For athletes, mental health is typically taboo. A coach will likely tell players, “Get your head in the game!”
As studies toward athlete mental health are on the rise, the college works to bring in trained mental performance consultants to support varsity teams.

College invests in sport psychology programs for athletes

By Tess Ferguson, Staff Writer December 6, 2022
Mental performance consultants at the college, who are professionally trained in athletic psychology, are largely aiding student-athletes in developing mental, life and self-regulatory skills.
From left, junior runner Allura Leggard, freshman football player Daniel Hutchinson, and senior swimmer Angelina Domena all struggled with their mental health after suffering serious injuries from their respective sports.

Healing Mind and Body: Injured athletes struggle with mental health

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor September 19, 2019
Student-athletes struggle to manage their mental health while recovering from serious physical injuries.
Elijah Rodriguez, a freshman wrestler
She’s using a HIVAMAT which sends electrical signals through body to break up plugs in lymphatic drains to reduce swelling.

Competing and Treating: Student-athletes thrive in athletic training program

By Audrey Gamble, Staff Writer March 7, 2019
Student-athletes in the athletic training program at Ithaca College must juggle their practice schedules with demanding clinical hours.
Leading by Example: High jumper thrives with training group

Leading by Example: High jumper thrives with training group

By Jack Murray, Sports Editor February 5, 2019
Junior high-jumper Estelle Yedynak has endured much success in her tenure with the Bombers, as well as being a fantastic leader for her teammates.
Greg Shelley, an associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, leads the Leadership Academy, which was implemented two and a half years ago at Ithaca College.

Professor discusses leadership academy and sports psychology

By Danielle Allentuck, Sports Editor November 14, 2016
Greg Shelley, associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, is in charge of the Leadership Academy, which help athletes from all teams develop into better leaders and athletes.
Graduate student Victoria Blakeslee coaches the Ithaca College womens swimming and diving team Oct. 24 in the Athletics and Events Center.

Graduate students continue to coach despite limited funding

By Caitie Ihrig, Staff Writer October 26, 2016
Many graduate coaches at Ithaca College continue to coach even if they have to take on extra jobs on top of their busy schedules.
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